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Victory for Hershey in Posh Nosh trademark war

A Californian court has upheld an injunction preventing Posh Nosh, an importer of UK candy, from selling a number of confectionery brands that Hershey contends infringe its marks.

Tangerine taps oxidized starches for gelatin-free jellies

Tangerine Confectionery has filed a patent to produce gelatin-free jelly confectionery that has similar properties to gums made with gelatin.

L.A.Fuel energy gum enters France

L.A.Fuel Supreme Energy Gum has launched in France through a distribution deal with  Publicis Drugstore.

Special Edition: Cutting calories in confectionery

Reducing portion sizes: Cutting calories or cheating consumers?

Shrinking a confection is a surefire way to reduce calories, but can it aggravate consumers and even discourage sales?

Special Edition: Cutting calories in confectionery

Significant changes required for ‘light in calories’ chocolate

Chocolate makers must completely replace sugar and reduce fat content to a legal minimum to be able to make a ‘light in calories’ claim in the EU, according to Barry Callebaut.

YouTube Oreo ‘lick race’ ads banned

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned several YouTube adverts for Oreos following a BBC Newsround investigation, ruling that their commercial nature was not immediately clear to viewers.

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 Personality of the Year 2014 ConfectioneryNews
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Unsung candymen and women: ConfectioneryNews opens entries for Personality of the Year 2014

ConfectioneryNews is launching its inaugural Personality of the Year competition to recognize unhailed innovators and industry stalwarts...

Chocolate shortage 'overstated in the extreme': ICCO

Chocolate shortage ‘overstated in the extreme’, says ICCO

The International Cocoa Organization has quelled media reports of a chocolate crisis in 2020 and says there...

Top 10 UK chocolate brands
Top 10 bestselling UK chocolate brands

Mondelez wins with share bags but Mars suffers after downsizing

Mondelez’s Cadbury Dairy Milk continues to solidify its lead as the UK chocolate market’s bestseller, but sales...

Lindt expands in Australia with Sydney site

Lindt to expand Australian business with Sydney site

Lindt & Sprüngli is to construct a manufacturing and warehousing facility in Sydney that will become its...

Peruvian cocoa exports soar

Peru to become top 10 cocoa exporter, says USDA

Cocoa production in Peru is set to rise 5% in calendar year 2014 and increases in planting...

Wrigley opposes Perfetti Van Melle WTF trademark

What the…? Wrigley looks to block Perfetti Van Melle’s ‘WTF’ trademark

Global gum leader Wrigley is trying to block the third largest gum player Perfetti Van Melle’s from...

Resealing confectionery pouches with sensory cues and child lock
Pack Expo 2014 post show round up

Resealable candy moves on from Eighties: Enter child resistant and sensory cue packs

Presto Products Company says consumers are demanding more from closure features and claims confectionery firms can leverage...

Country of origin labeling for cocoa 'meaningless'

Country of origin labeling for cocoa ‘meaningless’ and would up costs for consumers, says ECA

The European Cocoa Association (ECA) says mandatory origin labeling of cocoa products is pointless and could even...

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